dilettantish dilettantish

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

Usage(s):

  1. He does not talk about whom he might be dating, walk red carpets or volunteer dilettantish political opinions.
  2. The very notion of masterpiece-making seems dilettantish to the rebels of the sixth form.
  3. Yet this preppy, dilettantish mama's boy had something that his critics didn't appreciate: instinct.

News

  1. What we should learn while watching 'Downton'

    WASHINGTON — Many "Downton Abbey" watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice about Grantham's loss: "Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job." read more
    on February 13, 2014     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  2. George Will: Lessons from ‘Downton Abbey’

    WASHINGTON — Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice about Grantham’s loss: “Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job.”
    on February 13, 2014     Source: Beloit Daily News

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